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Ruby: The Last Eight Years
By Hal Fulton
Apr 29, 2015
Hal Fulton, author of The Ruby Way, points out some of the extensive changes Ruby has experienced in less than a decade. By paying attention to why and how programming languages evolve, we can learn from experience and past mistakes, deliberately changing the language (and especially our usage of it) for a better future.
How Do Hiring Managers View Code School Graduates?
By Thursday Bram
Apr 9, 2015
Code schools are popping up all over the country, but that doesn't mean hiring managers know what to do with applicants fresh out of a bootcamp. Business writer Thursday Bram explains what hiring managers expect from code school grads.
Effective Python Item 40: Consider Coroutines to Run Many Functions Concurrently
By Brett Slatkin
Mar 18, 2015
There are numerous problems with threads in Python, but Python can work around almost all of these issues with coroutines, which let you have many seemingly simultaneous functions in your Python programs. Brett Slatkin discusses coroutines in this excerpt from Effective Python: 59 Specific Ways to Write Better Python.
Working with Strings in Ruby
By Hal Fulton, Andrรฉ Arko
Mar 16, 2015
A string is simply a sequence of characters. Like most entities in Ruby, strings are first-class objects. In everyday programming, we need to manipulate strings in many ways. We want to concatenate strings, tokenize them, analyze them, perform searches and substitutions, and more. In this chapter from The Ruby Way: Solutions and Techniques in Ruby Programming, 3rd Edition, Hal Fulton and André Arko show you how Ruby makes most of these tasks easy.
Using AngularJS with MongoDB
By Jesse Smith
Mar 11, 2015
Jesse Smith shows you how to use MongoDB with your Angular JS applications.
Working with Data Models in MongoDB
By Jesse Smith
Mar 4, 2015
Jesse Smith shows you how data models work in MongoDB and how they differ from relational databases.
Video: Python Guide for the Total Beginner: How to Group Items in Lists
By Katie Cunningham
Feb 26, 2015
In this excerpt from Python Guide for the Total Beginner LiveLessons (Video Training), Katie Cunningham shows you how to group items into lists in Python.
Performing CRUD Operations with MongoDB
By Jesse Smith
Feb 25, 2015
Jesse Smith shows you how Create, Read, Update, and Delete (CRUD) operations with MongoDB are easy using Mongo Query methods with JSON-like syntax.
Argument Passing in Ruby
By Peter J. Jones
Feb 18, 2015
How does Ruby pass objects to methods? How do actual arguments get mapped into formal arguments? Peter J. Jones, author of Effective Ruby: 48 Specific Ways to Write Better Ruby, examines all sides of the great 'call-by-value or call-by-reference' argument-passing debate.
Video: Node.js, MongoDB and AngularJS Web Dev: Create Databases, Collections, and Documents
By Brad Dayley
Jan 29, 2015
Brad Dayley, author of Node.js, MongoDB and AngularJS Web Development LiveLessons (Video Training), shows you how to use the MongoDB shell to interact with databases.
Data Administration with MongoDB
By Jesse Smith
Jan 28, 2015
Jesse Smith shows you how to administer a MongoDB database by using scripts, security, data maintenance, backups, and more.
Child Elements and Keywords in XAML
By Adam Nathan
Jan 20, 2015
This chapter from XAML Unleashed examines the types of children that object elements can have. It also summarizes all the keywords in the XAML language namespace.
Getting Started with AngularJS
By Brad Dayley
Jan 8, 2015
This chapter from Learning AngularJS introduces you to AngularJS as well as the major components involved in an AngularJS application.
Working with Files in Node.js
By Jesse Smith
Jan 8, 2015
Jesse Smith discusses how to work with file operations using the Node.js file system module.
Scalars, Arrays, and Hashes in Perl
By Ellie Quigley
Jan 7, 2015
In this chapter from Perl by Example, 5th Edition, Ellie Quigley covers scalars in more depth, as well as arrays and hashes.
Working with File Paths in Node.js
By Jesse Smith
Jan 1, 2015
Jesse Smith discusses how to work with the file paths often used in Node.js applications.
Handling Events in Node.js
By Jesse Smith
Dec 26, 2014
Jesse Smith discusses how to handle events, along with timers and scheduling methods, in Node.js.
Learn Ruby the Hard Way: A Good First Program
By Zed A. Shaw
Dec 23, 2014
In this excerpt from Learn Ruby the Hard Way: A Simple and Idiomatic Introduction to the Imaginative World Of Computational Thinking with Code, 3rd Edition, Zed Shaw walks you through writing your first Ruby program, and gives you some study drills to help you practice your skills.
Learn Ruby the Hard Way: Comments and Pound Characters
By Zed A. Shaw
Dec 23, 2014
Comments are very important in your programs. They are used to tell you what something does in English, and they are used to disable parts of your program if you need to remove them temporarily. Zed Shaw shows you how you use comments in Ruby, in this chapter from Learn Ruby the Hard Way: A Simple and Idiomatic Introduction to the Imaginative World Of Computational Thinking with Code, 3rd Edition.
Video: Fundamentals of Data Analytics with Python: Understanding Python's Graphics Data Exploration Tools
By Peter Wang, Aron Ahmadia
Dec 19, 2014
In this excerpt from Fundamentals of Data Analytics in Python LiveLessons (Video Training), learn about Python's graphics data exploration tools.

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